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As Construction Theft Continues to Rise, Are You Sure Your Jobsite is Secure?

As Construction Theft Continues to Rise, Are You Sure Your Jobsite is Secure?

Security for Construction SitesIt’s getting warmer. When the weather changes from snowy and cold to sunny and warm, you know what that means? It’s the arrival of Spring and construction season truly begins. Sure, some work on buildings is done during the winter months, but come April, May and June, that’s primetime for construction workers to be outside getting stuff done!

Is your construction site prepared as construction theft is on the rise? You don’t want tools, equipment and supplies stolen, right? You don’t want to have to be burdened with insurance claims and paperwork, right? And you certainly don’t want to be wasting precious time searching for and securing replacement items for your construction site, correct?

Construction site theft messes up productivity in so many ways. It pushes back deadlines. Contracts get amended. People get frustrated. Workers can’t work if they don’t have the supplies on hand– supplies that were stolen.

Thieves target high value/highly mobile equipment. They want to steal your construction site’s wheeled/tracked loaders, as well as skid steers, excavators, and utility vehicles. Even though newer equipment might have tracking devices deterring theft, what about the older equipment there that’s vulnerable and not entirely trackable? Thieves are going to go for those pieces of equipment first!

Did you know Illinois is in the Top 10 for states with the most thefts from construction sites? And did you know the month of May is the peak month for those thefts to occur?

What can you do to deter/prevent construction site thefts? For starters, keep your equipment well lit at night and make it hard to access. You can utilize fences, locks and security cameras on-site. Furthermore, it’s a good idea to have a human presence, especially at night or whenever the site is “seemingly deserted.” Why not hire a security guard or two from LawDog Security to literally walk around the site and check for anything out of the ordinary. Having a security person on-site can literally make the difference between a thief stealing your stuff… or not. A security presence often means thieves look elsewhere, or if they attempt a robbery, they get caught– security guards can easily call the police!

Need security for your construction site in/around Chicago? Call LawDog Security at 773-233-5742 today for more information.

Why College Campuses Should Have a Security Presence

Why College Campuses Should Have a Security Presence

A study in the Chronicle of Higher Education indicated something you probably never think about and probably didn’t even consider… nearly a million college students may now be carrying weapons. It’s a different world than decades ago, isn’t it? In the old days, shootings on campus were almost unheard of, while today, you wouldn’t be… Continue Reading

Why Commercial Buildings Should Outsource Their Security

Why Commercial Buildings Should Outsource Their Security

Chicago’s LawDog Security is often called upon to come into buildings and work with businesses in those buildings for security purposes. Indeed, many buildings and businesses “outsource” their security needs, which means they don’t have “in-house” security on their own payroll as part of everyday expenses. Rather, they “outsource” with a company like LawDog to… Continue Reading

How Security Officers Improve Corporate Events

How Security Officers Improve Corporate Events

Sometimes people think security officers are just for entertainers or politicians, but the truth is they are needed and utilized for all sorts of people, including those planning and attending business events. Businesses involve people, products/services, and money. Whenever money is involved, one must be wary of who’s coming around. It could be a disgruntled… Continue Reading

How Do You Know If You Need a Bodyguard?

If you hear the term “bodyguard” you’re apt to remember the movie, The Bodyguard, from 1992. Not only was that movie known for Whitney Houston’s huge hit songs, but it also brought the term ‘’bodyguard’’ into the mainstream. In the movie, Kevin Costner starred as a former Secret Service agent-turned-bodyguard hired to protect Whitney Houston’s… Continue Reading

Why Construction Sites Should Have a Security Presence

Why Construction Sites Should Have a Security Presence

LawDog Security can supply your Chicago-area construction site with a trained and qualified security presence. Why should construction sites have security personnel and/or monitoring? They often contain materials and equipment worth thousands–perhaps millions–of dollars. Items as expensive as that shouldn’t be left unattended. Security can be the eyes and ears needed when construction workers have… Continue Reading